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Disappearing Honeybee

Did you know that the honeybee is disappearing? Find out how this could change the world.
Do you run away when you hear a bee buzzing? Many people do. A bee sting hurts and
some people are allergic to bee venom. But did you know that bees are very important to
humans? Honeybees do more than just make honey. They fly around and pollinate flowers,
plants, and trees. Our fruits, nuts, and vegetables rely on these pollinators. One third of
America's food supply is pollinated by the honeybee.

Have you seen or heard a honeybee lately? Bees are mysteriously disappearing in many
parts of the world. Most people don't know about this problem. It is called Colony Collapse
Disorder (CCD). Some North American beekeepers lost 80% of their hives from 2006-
2008. Bees in Italy and Australia are disappearing too.
The disappearance of the honeybee is a serious problem. Can you imagine never eating
another blueberry? What about almonds and cherries? Without honeybees food prices
will skyrocket. The poorest people always suffer the worst when there is a lack of food.

This problem affects other foods besides fresh produce. Imagine losing your favourite ice
cream! Haagen Daaz is a famous ice cream company. Many of their flavours rely on the
hard working honey bee. In 2008, Haagen Daaz began raising money for CCD. They also
funded a garden at the University of California called The Haven. This garden helps raise
awareness about the disappearing honeybee and teaches visitors how to plant for
pollinators.
Donating money to research is the most important thing humans can do to save the
honeybees. Scientists need money to investigate the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder.
Some scientists blame CCD on climate change.

Others think pesticides are killing the bees. Commercial bee migration may also cause CCD.
Beekeepers transport their hives from place to place in order to pollinate plants year
round.

Not everyone has money to donate regularly. There are other ways to help the
honeybee. Spread the word by telling your friends and family about the problem. Tell
your teacher about the disappearing bees too. Maybe your class can write a letter to the
government.

I. Grammar Quiz

When you learn a new language it is important to learn word forms. Nouns, verbs, and
adjectives are the easiest to spot. Adverbs can be more difficult to find. Do you remember
the role of an adverb? Here is an adverb lesson to help you remember. After you take the
lesson, come back and try to spot the adverbs in these sentences. Finally, try to add
adverbs to a few sentences from the reading.

Spot the adverbs
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